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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
Print version ISSN 0102-7972
GARCIA, Mariana Luisa and LAMPREIA, Carolina. Limits and possibilities of identifying autism within the first year of life. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.2, pp.300-308. ISSN 0102-7972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722011000200011.
Identifying signs of autism in the first year of life is justified by early intervention and better prognostic. This article aims at discussing methodological limits and possibilities of identifying risk of autism at 0-12 months. Methodology from 24 retrospective and prospective early signs studies and their outcomes were analyzed. Limits of identifying risk of autism in the 1st year of life lies in observing discrete behavioral categories, and possibilities seem to lie in analyzing interactional and affective categories.
Keywords : Autism; Early identification; Retrospective studies; Prospective studies.